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Shop 1, Douglasdale Village | Leslie Road, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 704 6982
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Century City, South Africa
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favourite spots when I'm in Joburg! Excellent sushi, great pizzas and an amazing vibe. Went there today and was extremely disappointed by the service. Our server Phoebe was far from pleasant. She didn't great us or introduce herself. After she brought our food we didn't see her until the meal was over and she didn't ask us... More 

Thank kambeezy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, great vibes and awesome service. Great place for lunch but in the evening is where this place rocks. Great for drinks and dinner before a night out.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
White River, South Africa
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

This was my 2nd visit to Throbbing Strawberry again for a business dinner with colleagues. A great menu with an Italian "flavour" including fabulous steaks, some super seafood dishes including a prawn curry and some fun desserts. can definitely recommend this spot and probably best to book even mid-week as its been full each time I have been here. Service... More 

Thank Matt_Sa_12
Roodepoort, South Africa
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135 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Been there on a Sunday, which was naturally very busy. Maybe that was the reason for exceptionally slow service. I found the hidden away English pub (right at the back of the restaurant)an interesting add-on to an mainly Italian restaurant. Brought up some good memories though! Wine well priced and some interesting craft beers.

Thank ljkilian777
Sandton, South Africa
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

This a hidden gem with the name probably putting some people off! Excellent food and value for money but "What is a Throbbing Strawberry"? I have been there twice now, and without doubt the ribs are amongst the best tasting and best value for money in the whole of Johannesburg!! The sushi is really great and well made with a... More 

Thank EasyGoing1204
George, South Africa
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

What a stunning gem in Jozi!! The atmosphere was so good we didn't want to leave! On Sundays they have live music and that true enhanced the dining experience! The food was so good and the wine list was a treat!! True foodie experience!

Thank Chantelle T
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55 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Decor really impressed when I walked in. Nice buzz to the place with friendly staff. Big variety of options to choose from. We were a table of 12 and had to wait a little bit longer than normal for our food bit everyone had a great meal. Will be back.

1 Thank Adriaan B
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner with my GF. The starter was amazing, and her meal was also great. Drinks and cocktails are 100%. But... I ordered the Lasagne.. I had one spoon from it and sent it back because it was bland and tasteless. Manager walks over and says he has to charge me for it because it was already prepared... More 

Thank Dean R
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

It was a very hot day and the waiters kept us cool with drinks and moving big fans around. The food is really good, the service excellent and the ambience jazzy. I've been here before and I'll go back. Great place to hang out with friends.

1 Thank DouwSt
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

This restaurant is a great venue for either lunch or dinner. Great food at a reasonable price with above-average service. This restaurant is very popular and as a consequence is very noisy. Not a great venue for a romantic dinner. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Eric T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Pizza, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 1, Douglasdale Village | Leslie Road, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 704 6982

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?